The Board of Saint Mary's Boys' National school manages the school on behalf of the patron and is accountable to the patron and the Minister. The principal is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school, including guidance and direction of the teachers and other staff of the school, and is accountable for that management.
The Board adopts a child-centred approach to all of its work. It also has regard to the efficient use of resources (particularly the grants provided by the State), the public interest in the affairs of the school and accountability to students, parents and the community. The Board upholds the characteristic spirit (ethos) of the school and is accountable to the patron for so doing.
The Board of Management of Saint Mary's is the corporate body which takes responsibility for all aspects of school life - its role now described under the following headings:
- Leadership and Management
- Teaching and Learning.
The Board works closely with the Staff and the Parents, ensuring that there is regular consultation and good communication to achieve the highest possible outcomes in the teaching and learning and the management and leadership of Saint Mary's.
The Board also supports and is supported by a very active Parents Association.
The structure of the Board of Saint Mary's is according to the Catholic Primary School Managers Association and consists of:
- 2 Patron's Nominees
- Principal and Teacher
- Parent Nominee: father
- Parent Nominee: mother
- when these 6 people have been elected, they then agree on the two representatives from the wider community.
The Board of Management of Saint Mary's currently these includes:
|Mary O' Reilly (Chairperson)||Archbishop's Nominee|
|Ms. Therese O' Donoghue||Archbishop's Nominee|
|Mr. Noel Scully||Principal/Secretary|
|Ms. Aoife Cartwright||Teachers' Nominee|
|Ms. Roisín Keaney||Parent Nominee|
|Mr. Johnny Carroll||Parent Nominee|
|Mr. John Fitzpatrick||Community Nominee - Treasurer|
|Ms Ann Burke||Community Nominee|
The Board meets once a month (or at least once a term) to discuss the running of the school and to discharge its legal and mandatory requirements as a Board. At the end of each meeting, an Agreed Report is formulated and shared with school staff and the Parents Association.